Dagon

4.6
558 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Chef Partner Ari Bokovza, most recently of Claudette, and who is of Israeli heritage, feels that the Mezze, and small plates selections are the soul of the restaurant with items such as Sasso Chicken Liver with mustard seeds, date syrup, crispy shallot and baharat; Roasted Beets with horseradish yogurt, fried chickpeas, and crispy beef tongue; Charred Eggplant with buttermilk vinaigrette, tomato jam, and shabazi bread crumbs, and Shishbarak: Lebanese mushroom filled dumplings, with warm yogurt, pine nuts, and spicy herb sauce. Kubaneh, and Jerusalem Bagel are homemade, and there is a section of creative salads and entrees including Levantine “Caesar” with tahini anchovy dressing, parmesan, fried chick peas, toasted sesame, and anchovy tempura; Harissa BBQ Chicken with potato sumac puree, local greens, and Whole Roasted Branzino cooked over charcoal, with preserved lemon butter, and celery root.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 558 people are saying
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Chefeli
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my view, as an Israeli, the chef have Lovely interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine, interesting flavors and combinations that are not specific to any region of the Mediterranean, rather a view of the vibe… the food is served in a playful manner, the restaurant main attraction for me, is definitely the oversized (sexy) wood burning Taboon oven, (see pictures) stunning and stylish, the big bar and quaint dining room allows for a quiet Dining and conversation, music playing in the background, and it’s retro look is attractive, our server Noah is a knowledgeable, kind and efficient- he knows the menu in and outs, and gave us great suggestions, as to what to enjoy, and what are his favorites, what’s popular and when to come (for dinner specials) next time around. The manager is very visible in the dining room, and he keeps the place running like a well oiled machine.
Dessert menu again is interesting and playful, was too full to try anything, but will keep room next time We come.
I would recommend this restaurant whole heartedly.
The restaurant was clean and the bathroom was very clean and laborious as well, see pics.

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michaelf
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and the wiener schnitzel was terrific. Will try it next time we go to this restaurant.

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vipJerry
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A very pleasant space, but no dividers between indoor tables. The flash-fried cauliflower was excellent, the fries served excellently crisp and hot, but not very tasty; the burger, which sounds excellent on the menu, was actually pretty greasy and sat badly in the stomach.

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vipDale
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best new restaurant on the Upper West Side. The food was spectacular, the service - friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! The ambiance and setup was perfect for a friend catch up and the food was delicious. Will definitely add this place to my regular spots

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vipRodneyH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Spotty service but restaurant realized it and send complimentary dessert and discounted check. Nice customer recognition. Great brunch cocktails

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vipLouise
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unexpected and delicious flavors. The cod dish was amazing and the Silan dessert was a winner. Mezze 3X portions could have been ever so slightly larger but its understandable considering the tough times for restaurants.

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vipMrsD415
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience1

The food is excellent, albeit overpriced. The service is quite awful. And the most notable is the extremely loud club music blaring throughout the restaurant. It cheapens the experience significantly.
This was my second time there and I may not return after this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! Delicious…

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vipBlake
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious, lovely ambiance, fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Food is fantastic and service is perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, meat eaters and veggie options, great service and value. Highly recommend

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vipKatofnyc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, the service very good but the value for the amount of food in the small plates was pitiful. I realize these are tough times for restaurants, but I will not be back! The crispy potatoes were over spiced with something unrecognizable and too dry to really eat. When it's as cold as it was last night, it is too cold for their heat lamps to be comfortable. Bring your own blanket for what's under the table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside under heaters. Great waiter
Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent
Service was great
Must must try the lamb

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great good, excellent and professional service, especially with Ann

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vipNYCtraveler
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch - great outdoor, heated seating, with excellent food, and extraordinary hospitality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and wine! Great service! Beautiful restaurant!

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vipPeterR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Great experience great food. Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food! The bread was amazing and so was the cauliflower and hummus. We will definitely be back.

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vipLMNY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious middle eastern food - esp the crispy lamb, the casesar salad and the beets. Nice addition to the UWS. Heated outdoor dining too!

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Local115
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Had many small plates among three people…mushroom dumplings did not taste like any mushrooms inside? All ingredients chopped to tiny bits…high profit for restaurant judging by ingredients…although nice ambiance and good service…would not go again

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vipRisaP
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My 2nd time at Dagon. Our favorites are the Cauliflower, Kubaneh bread with Labneh, the Levantine Ceasar Salad, The Lamb and the Beef Kebab. The BBQ chicken and the Fattoush salad are good but not special like the other dishes. Great drink menu too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. I loved it.

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Katia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exceptional food, great service, pretty noisey

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vipGalinaNYC
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Had lunch in nicely heated roadside structure.Shared delicious mezze of liver, tahini, carrots and Jerusalem bagel . Everything was perfectly seasoned, portion appropriate and delicious. Hope that someday, when Covid finishes with us, that I will be able to eat in the lovely dining room I passed on the way to the ladies room.

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Brybeast
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is great and the food is always delicious.

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vipDebby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was great. Warm even though cold. Food was excellent. The spicing was just delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Outdoor seating

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SabrinaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love every meal we share at Dagon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They kept on coming to clear our plates. We were just taking time and chatting and pushing. It's been 30-40 years since started eating dinner and we were just eating slowly. Every time I put the fork down, someone came and tried to clean it up. Even We were having an important conversation and the waitress ad servers kept asking what we needed, and the woman who looked like a manager tried to get it out without even looking at half a bottle of leftover beer. More importantly, I was even more shocked to find out that it was $35 to have a few vegetables on a plate with two tasteless small minced meat skewers. My conclusion was that I tried this place because Yelp reviews were good, but in my opinion they couldn't get such good reviews unless they bought a star from the Yelp company. It was the worst restaurant I've been to in recent years.

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MadgeR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Vegetable soup needs. It was low in flavor and good veggies. In winter you should have more than one soup choice.

Burger was good.

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Viol1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff carefully checked vaccination status and were all masked. The 2 of us sat upstairs, which gave more space, seemed a bit more relaxed and less noisy (fairly loud music playing below). After having heard portions were small, we ordered a lot: 3 dips (labneh, liver mousse, and muhamarra, with fantastic flatbread), 2 small plates (cauliflower and shisbarak), 2 entrees (chicken and beef), and side of crispy zaatar potato. Every single thing was truly excellent. We were too stuffed for dessert: portions aren’t too small, and much of the food feels on the heavy side. Service was top notch, though a bit quick. Overall excellent dining experience. While not cheap, it was as expected for the quality. Only concern is that if it’s busy, it might get pretty noisy and feel cramped, especially downstairs. Otherwise, highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was fantastic. The kubbaneh is exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. Literally perfection. So glad this gem exists in the UWS. And the really fun and retro decor and design of the space makes it even more inviting. The fluted bar island… I mean, I lost my mind. Just wow-ed!

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jgross21
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was such a nice dinner!!! I asked in my reservation if they could write congratulations on the dessert plate to surprise my mom and they did. All of the food was amazing and our server was so nice!! A wonderful time

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breads and mezzos, also main dishes are incredible. Great cocktails and service.

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Allie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It was my first time there and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The food tasted fresh and flavorful. I went for lunch and want to return for dinner.
One complaint, server had his mask down below his nose quite often, and service was not great.

FAQs

Dagon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-2466.

Dagon is rated 4.6 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.